The City of West Richland isn't messing around with lazy, messy dog owners anymore.

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Pick up after your dogs or face paying a hefty fine. In a recent post on the West Richland Police Department Facebook:

If you're cited for not cleaning up after your dog, the fine is $75. The second offense could cost you $150. It's just common courtesy. No one enjoys stepping in dog poop. No one wants it in their yard. Please, be polite wherever you walk your dogs. Clean up after them, it's your duty as a pet owner.

There's nothing worse, when mowing our yards, to encounter a pile of that stuff, especially, when we don't own a dog.

As a former dog owner, I NEVER left my home with my dog without a plastic bag for his droppings. It stinks. However, as a responsible pet owner, it's what you do. Pick up after your pooch. Dispose of it at a receptacle bin at the park, anywhere, or at your home. Pet owners need to be responsible for their pets. Your pets poop.

Photo by Brian Yurasits on Unsplash
Photo by Brian Yurasits on Unsplash

Simple as that. Pick up after your dog.

Photo by Viviane Pasta on Unsplash
Photo by Viviane Pasta on Unsplash

Now, if we could just do something bout the neighbor's cat peeing in the bushes outside my bedroom window. Don't get me started. Any ideas?

That's a post for another day.

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